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Watch 100 Years Of Engagement Ring Trends In Less Than Three Minutes

♫ Diamonds are forever ♫

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Mode just released a video chronicling a century's worth of the most popular engagement ring styles by decade.

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Peter Jon Shemonsky Fine Antique and Estate Jewelry provided the rings for the precious (pun intended) video.

In the 1910s, a simple solitaire diamond set in a yellow gold band was very European and very fashionable.

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But the Roaring '20s meant a rise in striking, Edwardian-style jewelry.

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This ring has a lace motif that was popular at the time.

The 1930s saw glamorous, intricate art deco themes in both architecture and rings.

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Nothing to be depressed about here. Sorry.

Forties brides loved the relatively new white gold, as well as vintage Edwardian styles.

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Proof that everything old has always been new again.

Fast-forward to the 1960s, when the postwar boom increased the popularity of platinum.

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Emerald-cut diamonds like the one seen here were thought to be particularly fancy.

Baguettes are delicious, and so are the ones flanking the round-cut diamond in this positively '80s setting.

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Those nails <3

The '90s saw everyone clamoring over chic radiant-cut gems.

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And right now, halo settings are all the rage — but you knew that from your Facebook feed.

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